Artreach facilitators and Grantee Moumita Ghosh lead six 3 days workshops at various centres across Delhi NCR- involving Mural painting, Puppet making and much more as part of Mobile Creches’ 50th Year celebrations. Moumita worked with children from different age groups from 3-6 years old to 6 – 12.
Mobile Creches is a pioneering organization working for the rights of marginalized children. The creche is located near construction site for children of migrant workers. For more : https://www.mobilecreches.org/
Kite Mural at G1 Creche (Gurgaon)
Children started with each one of them drawing a kite on paper, with one thing they like the most on it. The drawings were then painted on the wall by children. Each child had a colorful kite of their own flying between the clouds on the Creche wall. It was delight to see the confidence boost and smiles on their faces looking at their painting on the wall.
Puppet making at Bestech (Gurgaon)
Moumita taught children how to make paper puppets. They started with learning to draw faces and making masks out of those. They crafted full body puppets with moving arms and legs, which was very exciting for them. The best part was to see even the shy ones sharing stories through their puppets by the end of the third day.
50 years of Mobile Creches, Mural at Hemisphere (Greater Noida)
For the 50 years celebration of Mobile Creches, children painted a big 50 at the creche wall and filled it with all their favorite things. You could see animals, birds, ladoos (sweet sugary balls) and all sort of colorful things painted very skillfully and patiently by children.
Boat Mural at Ajnara lee Garden (Greater Noida)
Ajnara center was one of the far off centers in Greater Noida we went in. The creche was built within the small labour village. There were children from age 4 to 12 for the workshop, all excited to paint up the walls. Moumita started with teaching them how to make origami paper boats. The elder children then painted boats on the creche wall, with little ones helping them out. Each boat had animals, flowers, stars and moon drawn on them. Some children also painted passengers ready to sail.
Pastel drawings, leaf prints and cards at Dakshinpuri
We had a fun session painting cards and making leaf prints with 3-4 years old little artists at Dakshinpuri center. Moumita started with letting the children explore free hand drawing. They also learnt to draw faces.
Calendars and vegetable prints at Seemapuri
Again in Seemapuri, all the children were 3-4 years old. Moumita got potato blocks for them. They had a fun session dabbing the blocks in paint and printing patterns on paper. Later the sheets were made into a hanging calendar.